The First Taste of Freedom: How residents are enjoying the outdoors as restrictions ease

On Monday 29th March, the country saw the relaxation of some of the restrictions that we have been living under since the beginning of January. You can now meet others outdoors in groups of up to six people or two households, including in private gardens, outdoor sports facilities have reopened and larger groups can takeContinue reading “The First Taste of Freedom: How residents are enjoying the outdoors as restrictions ease”

“I miss Sheffield but I’m reluctant to return.”

I fell in love with Sheffield. There’s no doubt about that. It wasn’t an instant love though; I didn’t turn up on the first day of freshers in 2017 and experience love at first sight. I spent my first semester at the University of Sheffield homesick, missing London, my family and my school friends. IContinue reading ““I miss Sheffield but I’m reluctant to return.””

Spray Painting Sheffield: Sheffield’s Street Art Trail.

At this point in lockdown, you’re probably dreading what seems like your 700th walk around the park. Of course, Sheffield is blessed with over 250 parks but if you fancy something a bit different, the Sheffield Street Art Trail could be for you. Provided by Our Favourite Places, the Street Art Trail includes 10 ofContinue reading “Spray Painting Sheffield: Sheffield’s Street Art Trail.”

Well Beings: A Student Mental Health Guide

Space to Breathe is a Sheffield-based social enterprise which helps people to improve their mental health and wellbeing. They offer a variety of services and resources on their website, ranging from free PDFs and meditation videos, to wellbeing boxes and resource packs. Earlier this year, Space to Breathe partnered with the Student Christian Movement toContinue reading “Well Beings: A Student Mental Health Guide”

Sheffield’s Best Places for Vintage Shopping and the Importance of Shopping Sustainably

The fast fashion industry leaves behind a huge environmental footprint; according to Oxfam it is the third biggest reason for climate change. This, combined with the aesthetic of vintage clothing becoming increasingly popular, is encouraging more people to shop sustainably. Fast fashion has ensured the cost of clothing is kept low but this comes atContinue reading “Sheffield’s Best Places for Vintage Shopping and the Importance of Shopping Sustainably”

Starting a Sustainability Society at University.

Green and Bop are a society at the University of Sheffield founded in November 2019, by Eleanor King and Florenne Earle Ledger. The focus of our group is to encourage students to live a more sustainable lifestyle and we wanted to take this opportunity to tell you a bit more about what we do! HowContinue reading “Starting a Sustainability Society at University.”

Student mental health in Sheffield declines as Coronavirus cases rise.

Sheffield Hallam Student Support services such as Hallam Help, wellbeing and personal guidance advisors have been in high demand. And with an increase in cases and people having to self- isolate, and uncertainty regarding new restrictions and measures in the place to contain coronavirus, it’s no wonder.    The week commencing 5th October saw overContinue reading “Student mental health in Sheffield declines as Coronavirus cases rise.”

Returning from Uni to Lockdown in Sheffield

Like many students over the past few months, I completed my undergraduate degree back home in Sheffield during the UK’s coronavirus lockdown. Instead of spending my days in the library and my evenings in the campus pub, I spent my days in my house studying and the evenings… also in my house! But what isContinue reading “Returning from Uni to Lockdown in Sheffield”

Commuting to Uni in Sheffield

Going to uni is a strange time for everyone, and a big change whether you decide to move away to uni or stay in your home town. Deciding to stay at home and commute to university is a decision that can be looked down upon, with some people believing that it doesn’t give you theContinue reading “Commuting to Uni in Sheffield”

‘Fresher’s will be Freshers’, Sheffield student reflects on her first year at SHU

This year’s freshers are to be welcomed to university after a summer of academic stress and uncertainty. Young people up and down the country lost their first choice university place due to the government’s reckless approach to results day. Eventually the government were defeated as individuals fought against the faulty algorithm, forcing a U-turn and givingContinue reading “‘Fresher’s will be Freshers’, Sheffield student reflects on her first year at SHU”